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Anti-torture committee criticizes "continued" ill treatment and prison overcrowding in Cyprus

06/12/2012

Anti-torture committee criticizes "continued" ill treatment by police and prison overcrowding in Cyprus
 

Strasbourg, 06.12.2012 – Persons held in police establishments in Cyprus continue to run a ‘serious risk’ of ill treatment, according to a just-released report by the Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT).

 

The report – based on a visit to Cyprus by a CPT delegation in 2008 – notes insufficient progress since its previous visit in 2004. It calls on Cypriot authorities to ensure ‘practical professional training’ for police and that ‘judicial authorities’ be ‘sensitised to their obligations to take appropriate action in cases of ill treatment.

 

The CPT will carry out its next visit to Cyprus in 2013. (more...)

 

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